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June 25, 2017

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May 2, 2017

Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, explained how self-driving cars could be vulnerable to hacking through the use of sound waves.

CNBC Nightly Business Report

May 2, 2017

"Some people were hopeful that just like he revised his views on NATO, he'd revise his views on this. But clearly he hasn't," said Hoyt Bleakley, associate professor of economics, commenting on President Trump's criticism and hard-line views on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Washington Post

May 2, 2017

Daniel Keating, professor of psychiatry and psychology, says that some of us are "wired to worry," which can lead to stress-related diseases and disorders. But we can recognize and manage our stress patterns by learning to "read" our own physical reactions.

NBC News

May 1, 2017

Stewart Wang, professor of surgery and director of U-M's International Center for Automotive Medicine, was interviewed about the need to use bigger crash test dummies to more accurately reflect an overweight population, as well as more fragile ones to replicate an elderly driver's body.

CBS News

May 1, 2017

Research by Ethan Kross, professor of psychology, suggests that talking to ourselves can instill confidence: "Not only does non-first-person self-talk help people perform better under stress and help them get control of their emotions, it also helps them reason more wisely."

BBC

May 1, 2017

"Medical learners have a great need for practical, innovative methods to help them master the complexities of health care communication and develop excellent communication skills — both verbal and nonverbal. Ours is the first-ever research showing that it can be done effectively with virtual reality," said Michael Fetters, professor of family medicine.

UPI

April 28, 2017

Margo Schlanger, professor of law, was quoted in a story about a judge's ruling blocking President Trump's attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities.

The Associated Press

April 28, 2017

Shannon Zachary, head of the Department of Preservation and Conservation at the U-M Library, discussed the best ways to preserve "historical treasures," both old papers and pictures and newer digital photos, videos and other recordings.

Michigan Radio

April 27, 2017

Research by Akbar Waljee, assistant professor of internal medicine and gastroenterology, found that even short-term use of steroids can have serious side effects — increasing the risk of sepsis, blood clots and fractured bones.

The New York Times

April 27, 2017

"It's fine to be skeptical, but look at the evidence and judge for yourself," said Adam Rountrey, collection manager at the Museum of Paleontology, who along with Daniel Fisher, director of the Museum of Paleontology, made available 3-D images of mastodon fossils they say suggest humans reached the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.

The Washington Post

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